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Big changes for Spokane County drug task force

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane County Sheriff announced today that big changes could be coming to one of his task forces unless more funding could be found by June.

This afternoon, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich announced the Spokane county drug task force received a national award for a drug operation that resulted in 57 arrests, the seizure of 31 firearms and over 10,000 oxycontin pills.

A little less than two years ago the task force broke up a large prescription pill trafficking operation involving gang members not only here in Spokane but also in Los Angeles.

They were recognized for the work that eventually took down nearly every member of this drug trafficking organization.

But its not all good news for the task force that was combined with the gang task force a few years ago.

The sheriff says federal, state and local funding has dried up and the drug and gang task force that has been so effective will have to dissolve unless they receive funding in the amount 250 thousand dollars in the next four months.

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